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A closer look at the 2019 Sondors EV prototype

It's still looking for crowdfunding to get a production model up and running, but this is the company's first working prototype.

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The Sondors EV wants to be the $10,000 three-wheeled ride you never knew you needed. 

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The Sondors EV almost looks like a standard car from the front...

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...but from the back, things get *way* more interesting.

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Sports car in the front, motorcycle in the back. 

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You may have heard of Sondors Electric Bicycles -- this is a new spinoff company from the same founder/CEO. 

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The back of the Sondors EV reminded us a little bit of a light cycle from "Tron."

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There's one thing that's certain: this EV turns heads and makes a great conversation starter. 

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This prototype is powered by a single rear-wheel hub motor. 

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The charging port is hidden away in the rear of the vehicle just above the back tire.

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The charger is capable of plugging into standard 110-volt and 220-volt outlets.

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It's possible the motor manufacturer could change from this prototype to the final production model. 

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The single rear-wheel hub motor in the prototype could change in the final production model. 

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The interior doors match the dash and seats with a beautiful red and black color combination. 

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Gear shifting is as easy as turning a simple button. 

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Two pop-out cupholders hide just beneath the main cluster of primary controls.

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Red stitching accented the surprisingly comfy seats.

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The dash looked polished, but many features like the AC vents and the stereo were simple facades. 

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